Using one screen for two computers

By midnighttiger
Jan 15, 2010
  1. Hey all,

    First I'll explain my setup. I have a desktop PC with two monitors attached to it, and I also have a laptop. All these are sitting on the one desk, the laptop is to the right of both of these screens. What I want to be able to do is use the middle screen for both my laptop and my desktop PC, so I can drag windows from my dekstop OR my laptop on to that screen without having to change any settings to switch from lappy to desktop. I've tried things like KaVoom's software KVM, but all that does is mirror my laptop screen.


  2. midnighttiger

    midnighttiger TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Sorry about the stretching there, I forgot to remove the extra white bit in paint :S
  3. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 729

    If your monitor has two inputs, for example 1 VGA and 1 DVI, plug one computer into each. Most likely your monitor will have a button to select the input, and you can just press that to switch between the computers. This is what I do, but with two desktops, instead of a laptop and a desktop. After the laptop has been plugged into the monitor, you will have to go to Display Properties, and set the desktop to extend to the monitor, instead of mirroring it.
  4. midnighttiger

    midnighttiger TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Thank you =) I'll run down to the shop and grab a cord, seems I don't have one in my giant box of useless cords >.>
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